As a monitrice, Nancy accompies women in labor to assist them in having a satisfying birth experience. She draw on her knowledge and experience to provide emotional support, physical comfort and assist you in gathering the information you need to make informed decisions as they arise in labor. She is a Certified Professional Midwife and has additional certifications which include neonatal resuscitation, CPR, Certified Lactation Consultant and Birth Doula certifications. She can provide reassurance and perspective to you and your partner, make suggestions for labor progress, and help with relaxation, massage, positioning and other techniques for comfort. As your monitrice, She is working for YOU, not your caregiver or hospital.
She can provide you with monitrice services in your home, but not at the hospital. Monitrice services are outside the scope and practice of a labor doula and include taking maternal vitals, assessing fetal heart tones, fetal positioning, and cervical dilation exams. These can be helpful if you are wishing to stay at home for the better part of your labor but want to be sure to make it to the hospital on time for your birth. Monitrice services are not for medical treatment, but only to assess your progress in labor. Once you decided to go to the hospital or birth center Nancy will then serve as your birth doula.
Nancy is a native Spanish speaker and originally from Venezuela where she studied medicine and became a physician at University of Carabobo in 1992. She decided to do a residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology and became a licensed OB/GYN physician in 1997. She practiced as a licensed OB/GYN physician for several years. In 2010 Nancy moved to Virginia and decided to continue her career as a Midwife, becoming a licensed Midwife in 2017.
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